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    Question about conjunction NOR

    nor works as a conjunction, which connects two independent sentences (especailly two negative sentences) such as
    He didn't watch TV, nor did he read a book.Right?
    But I found a sentence writeen as follows in a grammar book;
    He doesn't ski. Nor does he snowboard.
    Is it grammatically accpectable?
    Also, Can i change the following two sentneces using nor?
    He doesn't want to stay home for Christmas. He doesn't want to travel far.
    --> He doesn't want to stay home for Christmas, nor does he want to travel far.
    --> He doesn't want to stay home for Christmas, but( or and????) he doesn't want to travel far.
    or He likes to ski, but he doesn't like to swim.
    --> He likes to ski, nor does he like to swim.
    Please answer my question. I always appreciate your good advice.
    Last edited by bosunyum; 13-Jan-2006 at 02:17.

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    Re: Question about conjunction NOR

    He doesn't want to stay home for Christmas, but( or and????) he doesn't want to travel far.- and
    The others are fine. In caszes like the follwing, you could also use 'neither:
    He doesn't ski. Nor/Neither does he snowboard.

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    Re: Question about conjunction NOR

    If nor is a coordingnating conjunction, how is the following sentence possbile?
    he doesn't ski. Nor does he ski.

    Also, can I say like

    he likes ski, but he doesn't like snowboard

    -> he likes ski, nor does he like snowboard. ???
    Again, I am looking forward to your answer.

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    Re: Question about conjunction NOR

    1- You could rewrite as a single sentence. If it's linking sentences, then you can call it a conjunct if you like. Some people make a distinction between conjunctions linking phrases and clauses and conjuncts that work suprasentencially, but others don't.
    2- No- you can't use 'nor', which shows a second negative when there hasn't been a first.


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    Talking Re: Question about conjunction NOR

    'Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.'

    Matthew 6:28

    Sometimes grammar yields to poetry !!

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